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Windows 7: How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu

18 Nov 2015   #1
MrBillinaSmart

Win7 Pro 64
 
 
How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu

I have a duplicate entry in my BootMenu.
I have seen other topics here that are close to my situation, but this one is a bit different.

Orig, I had an ASUS MoBo, and a Win7 on my primary drive.
I reduced the size of the primary partition and split the drive into two partitions,
I purchased a newer AsRock MoBo and installed new win7 on the new empty partition.
So now I have 3 partitions SysRes, Asus Win7, AsrockWin7. good
I have 2 entries in the BootMenu, and can switch back n forth. good
I did not want to remove the old partition until I had everything on the new one set OK.

Well, at some unknown point/repair/fix/update, I noticed the BootMenu had 3 entries, 1 Asus, and 2 AsRock. Never thought much about it as all still went where they were supposed to, but there was an extra AsRock.

FastForward a couple months, and I am ready to remove the Asus OS.
I delete the Asus partition, and add the empty space to the Asrock Partition.
BootMenu now has no Asus boot entry, great !
But there is still a mystery duplicate AsRock.on the BootMenu ... it is time to clean out if I can.

The BootMenu image shows they look identical.And they operate the same.

How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-bootmenu.jpg

The MsConfig/Boot util shows 2 entries, both CURRENT, and no DELETE available.

How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-msconfiggui.jpg

The EasyBCD GUI utility says there is 1 entry in the bootloader.

How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-bcdgui.jpg

The EasyBCD CMD utility says there is 1 entry in the bootloader.

How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-bcdcmd.jpg

I thought about the Win7 CD System repair utility, and it shows 2 entries, and they both test OK.

How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-sro.jpg

So where is the extra OS data/record that M$ insists on showing ?
Is there ANY way to get rid of this without an total re-init ?




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20 Nov 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

UIs Delete available if you select the 2nd entry in msconfig boot tab?
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20 Nov 2015   #3
MrBillinaSmart

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
UIs Delete available if you select the 2nd entry in msconfig boot tab?
No, DELETE is not available on either entry.
I imagine it should not, as they are BOTH labeled as CURRENT
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20 Nov 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrBillinaSmart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
UIs Delete available if you select the 2nd entry in msconfig boot tab?
No, DELETE is not available on either entry.
I imagine it should not, as they are BOTH labeled as CURRENT
Please post a screen shot of your Disc Management. See this tutorial on how to do that.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Then see this tutorial on how to upload the screen shot.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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20 Nov 2015   #5
MrBillinaSmart

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Please post a screen shot of your Disc Management
portrait mode, volume X is cut off the bottom of the list
How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-diskmgmt.jpg


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21 Nov 2015   #6
MrBillinaSmart

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

well ... I fixed it
by accident , or by fluke
we'll never know what was really wrong

I gave EasyBCD another go ... a different tact

1. selected the one boot listing that was present
2. deleted it
3. added a new entry

How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-shot1668.jpg

looked the same to me
but after reboot ... windows now "BELIEVES" that there is only one entry

Windows is happy
I am happy


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21 Nov 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you post anther Disk Management so we can compare.
The first picture shows 2 active partitions. One on disk #1 and another one on disk #2.
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21 Nov 2015   #8
MrBillinaSmart

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you post anther Disk Management so we can compare.
The first picture shows 2 active partitions. One on disk #1 and another one on disk #2.
3 actives actually, yes, disk1 had an Ubuntu installation on it until last year

Here is the new DM
Looks exactly the same except that C: has 0.05 more free space
and it has flipped the order of the disks, disk 1 is now disk 0

wtf ?!
How can I remove a DUPLICATE entry in BootMenu-win7dup-diskmgmt-after.jpg


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21 Nov 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I see this is marked solved, is it ?

Tell everyone what you did to resolve the issue.
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21 Nov 2015   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Tell everyone what you did to resolve the issue.
Post #6 seems to cover that,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrBillinaSmart View Post
well ... I fixed it
by accident , or by fluke
we'll never know what was really wrong

I gave EasyBCD another go ... a different tact

1. selected the one boot listing that was present
2. deleted it
3. added a new entry



looked the same to me
but after reboot ... windows now "BELIEVES" that there is only one entry

Windows is happy
I am happy
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